Plus Size model, Jen Hunter, 25, has spoken out in an effort to deter impressionable young women from dieting to themselves to death.
Jen, who at 7 stone 2 pounds (98 pounds) is classed as Plus Size in the modelling industry says that there is far too much pressure on anorexics to remain thin. Fitting into an outsize 6, Jen claims that she used to be ashamed of her "huge ass" and "wobbly gut" but slowly realised that "big can be beautiful" after intensive counselling.
According to Jen, "At size 6, I can't fit into anything in Top Shop or any designer clothes, but there are lots of fashion outlets such as Matalan, Aldi or Walmart, where I can get clothes to fit me. I am a successful model, albeit because of my freak value, and I want to send a positive message to other obese teenagers and young women out there."
When asked whether she would be happy at a size 14-16, the average size for U.K women, Jen looked blank. We explained the measurements and pointed out a couple of shoppers and a horrified Jen asked, "Those are humans? Oh my god, I thought they were cows or something."